Your guide to outdoor dining in Fort Wayne

If you're from Fort Wayne, you may have used the "Fort Wayne Foodslut" when deciding where to eat, or maybe you visited a local restaurant at my recommendation. I pride myself on the number of local restaurants and food trucks I have covered for my Instagram page, @fortwaynefoodslut. My numbers from last year alone amounted to over 88 different locations.

Fort Wayne FoodslutWarmer months are coming to Fort Wayne and I wouldn’t be a good “Fort Wayne Foodslut” if I didn’t prepare you for the patio season. If you're looking for a place to take your dog/children into public or if you're looking for an escape from all children, I’ve made it easier to scope out those locations, with this straightforward FWFS guide!

Dog Friendly 
*Kid Friendly
DORA Participant

Cafes & Sweets

Utopian Café *
Conjure Coffee *
Banh Mi Barista *
Utopian CafeFirefly Café *
The Friendly Fox *
Ophelia’s *
Penny Drip *
Banh Mi Pho Shop*
Old Crown *
Kanela *
GK Cafe and Provisions*
Sweet’s On Main *

Fine Dining

Rune Restaurant * (opening March 29th)
Marquee On The Landing *
Black Canyon Restaurant *
Nawa *
Proximo  *
Proof Kitchen and Libations 
Junk Ditch Brewing Company *
Bistro Nota *
The Clubroom at the Clyde *
Nawa Bison DeckBaker Street Steakhouse 
Club Soda
Oyster Bar
Chance Bar*
Saisaki *
Tolon *
Summit Grill*

Bars and Pubs

Pedal City 
The Deck  *
The Pub at 1802 
JK O’Donnell’s *
Corner Pocket
The Sidecar 
Green Frog Inn
Deer Park Irish Pub


Brava’s*  (Per Brava’s: “All dogs and well-behaved humans allowed”)
Charlie’s Place*
Hoppy Gnome*
Don Chava’s
Kekionga Craft Co.Elijah’s Restaurant and Bakery*
Dos Margaritas*
Ted’s Beerhall*
SolBird Kitchen and Tap*
Shigs In Pit*


Summit City Brewerks
Kekionga Craft CO.*
2Toms Brewing 
Hop River*
Dot and Line

Rooftops & Public Outdoor Dining

Conner’s Rooftop
Birdie's RooftopBirdies Rooftop
Porch Off Calhoun *
Ted’s Snack+Bar at Promenade Park*

Fast Casual & Pizzerias

Union Street Market *
Big Apple Pizza *
800 Degrees*
Pint and Slice *
King Gyros Goshen Road *
Korean Fried Chicken*
Shigs In Pit*
Papi’s Pizza *

For more local food content and guides like this, you can follow @fortwaynefoodslut on Instagram.
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